Archive for date: June 7, 2005

Sue’s Betta

June 7, 2005 | General, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

As a brief test of the macro capabilities of my video camera, here’s a brief clip of Sue’s new Betta splendens (Windows Media Video, sorry lads). It may look a bit washed out because I boosted the brightness (I filmed it in existing light, and it was a bit dark).

Stopped Clock Right Once in a Day…

June 7, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

But sadly isn’t right for the second time. Pundit Dvorak (just how does one get to be a pundit anyway) muses that the announcement that Apple will shift to Intel chips is somehow more harmful for Linux than for Microsoft. His reasoning? Let’s face it, Linux is free, useful and powerful. That alone says that […]

Let’s all drink the Intellectual Property Koolaid…

June 7, 2005 | Intellectual Property, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Times Online reports that Britain is considering doubling the length of copyrights on pop classics, in an attempt to march in step with American laws. Currently Britain’s copyright protection lasts 50 years, while in the U.S. copyrights go for 90. Their justification? James Purnell, the new minister for creative industries, believes the change will […]

Hollywood foots bill for LAPD spy cams

June 7, 2005 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Xeni Jardin filed a story for Wired on the installation of spy cams funded by the MPAA. These cameras monitor a couple of alleys and feed directly to the LAPD’s Central Area station. Are these cameras there do detect assaults? Robberies? Drug trafficking? Nope, illegal bootleg DVD sales. Read the article. Does anyone think that […]